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Valuation
Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
Survey
Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including inspecting roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
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Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
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Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusually constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
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Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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Which Home Buyers Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Haydock

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a property made of standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Haydock

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Haydock) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for unconventional such as architecturally unusual homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Haydock

    This is a professional valuation . This is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Haydock and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Haydock property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Haydock property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Haydock Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of that there is a 17mm crack above the windows in the sitting room, is this subsidence? What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes may suffer some degree of superficial cracks. A builder should return to a new home after time has passed to make good any settlement cracks.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, damaging the structure, particularly in clay-rich soil, as water is removed from the soil by plants. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.This need not be expensive.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may

be enough to halt any further movement. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about an infestation - How do we investigate further?

Properties are generally free of infestations, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. Evidence may not be easy to find, for example, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. Remedies to vermin can include traps.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have been informed that clay soil can be the cause of many issues for homes in Haydock. Does the HomeBuyer Report cover this?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding, with subsidence being a common example. In Haydock's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Taking precautions, such as checking that the downpipe drains correctly, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Haydock and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Haydock property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Haydock property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Haydock Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of that there is a 17mm crack above the windows in the sitting room, is this subsidence? What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes may suffer some degree of superficial cracks. A builder should return to a new home after time has passed to make good any settlement cracks.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, damaging the structure, particularly in clay-rich soil, as water is removed from the soil by plants. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.This need not be expensive.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may



be enough to halt any further movement. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about an infestation - How do we investigate further?

Properties are generally free of infestations, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. Evidence may not be easy to find, for example, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. Remedies to vermin can include traps.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have been informed that clay soil can be the cause of many issues for homes in Haydock. Does the HomeBuyer Report cover this?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding, with subsidence being a common example. In Haydock's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Taking precautions, such as checking that the downpipe drains correctly, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

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